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Extremes of habits, manners, time, and space,
Brought close together, here stood face to face,
And gave at once a contrast to the view,
That other lands and ages never knew. Paulding.

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Southern District of New-York, 8s. BE it remembered, that on the seventeenth day of October, in the forty. seventh year of the Independence of the United States of America, Charles Wiley, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit:

“ The Pioneers, or the Sources of the Susquehanna; a Descriptive Tale. By the Author of Precaution.'

• Extremes of habits, manners, time, and space,
Brought close together, here stood face to faco,
And gave at once a contrast to the view,

That other lands and ages never knew.-Paulding." In conformity to the Act of Congress of the United States, entitled, “ An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned ;" and also to an Act, entitled, “An Act, supplementary to an Act, entitled, An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times thereio mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts or designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."

JAMES DILL
Clerk of the Southern District of New York

TO

JACOB SUTHERLAND,

OF BLENHEIM, SCHOHARIE,

ESQUIRE.

THE length of our friendship would be a suffie cient reason for prefixing your name to these pages; but your residence so near the scene of the tale, and your familiarity with much of the character and kind of life that I have attempted to describe, render it more peculiarly proper. You, at least, dear Sutherland, will not receive this dedication as a cold compliment, but as an evidence of the feeling that makes me,

Warmly and truly,

Your friend,

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